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JMRI operations help
Posted by cscannon222 on Sunday, November 22, 2020 12:57 PM

I am having trouble getting JMRI operations to move cars.  All of my spurs/locations are full of cars.  The build reports say that cars in my yard can't be moved due to no room in spurs.

I have five locations with one spurs each.  I have one physical yard.  I have two yards setup in JMRI.

I am attempting to have a local move from yard 1 to each location/spur then terminate at yard 2.  This is my North bound local.  Second train is South bound local which goes from yard 2 to yard 1.

What am I doing wrong? 

 

Should my yards be setup as spurs?

Thanks in advance for any help.

 

Chris

 

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Posted by jjdamnit on Sunday, November 22, 2020 1:32 PM

Hello All,

I would suggest going directly to the source.

JMRI has a help page and I believe you can communicate with developers.

Hope this helps.

"Uhh...I didn’t know it was 'impossible' I just made it work...sorry"

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Posted by mbinsewi on Sunday, November 22, 2020 3:46 PM

They have a group in Groups.io.  

I never understood JMRI.  I have it on my laptop, but very seldom use it, and when I do, it's for decoder programing.

Turn the thing off and switch your cars the "old fashion" way.

Mike.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Sunday, November 22, 2020 5:43 PM

cscannon222
I am having trouble getting JMRI operations to move cars. All of my spurs/locations are full of cars. The build reports say that cars in my yard can't be moved due to no room in spurs.

I've kept an eye out for JMRI operations posts, having not yet used it.  They are few and far between on this forum.  What you describe, yards and spurs being full, sounds like it might not work, but by now, the developers should have realized 1/2 the world operates like that.

If you find an answer on Groups.Io, let us know.

Henry

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Posted by mbinsewi on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:46 PM

https://groups.io/g/jmriusers/topics

It doesn't cost anything to join, mods have to approve.

Mike

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Posted by dehusman on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 9:15 PM

JMRI requires cars to go someplace, so you need a place for the cars at your industries to go to, in order to make room for the new cars.  JMRI works for those that have the patience to program it.  I don't use it myself, but I did play with it enough to get it to generate switch lists for my previous layout.

Go to the JMRI documentation and follow it to the letter.  If you get on a JMRI group they will tell you to do that as a first step anyway. 

There is also a JMRI operations group on Facebook if you belong to Facebook.

Dave H. Painted side goes up. My website : wnbranch.com

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